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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to stay here quite by chance, when the hotel we booked cancelled on us, but that was truly a blessing in disguise! The Palmyrah House ticks all the boxes of a great hotel. The exquisite food, breath taking location and super friendly staff, peace of mind is guaranteed. Located a few Km's away from the Mannar town, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generally, we had a nice stay and would recommend a visit to Mannar. However, for the price we paid there were some perplexing omissions at Palmyrah House. The pool was nice (even if a cow did manage to enter it during the evening, shortly followed by a goat). The waiting staff were friendly, but were clearly lacking skilled management. There... More 

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Thank you for choosing to stay at The Palmyrah House and taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are extremely sad to hear that you are disappointed with the Menu at The Palmyrah House.We have already taken note of what you have pointed out in your review. We wish to thank you for visiting The Palmyrah House... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We travelled to a few places around Sri Lanka and this was by far my favourite hotel. The limited amount of rooms means that there is great service and flexibility. We were well looked after and the food provided was so delicious. By far the best breakfast spread we've ever had. There is a games room, a beautiful pool, clean... More 

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Thank you for choosing to stay at the Palmyrah House and taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for appreciating our service and food. We look forward to having you stay with us again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We travelled around quite a bit on our trip, and this was the best, most tranquil place we stayed in. We were well looked after in a subtle way by the excellent team, and the food was glorious. We loved the large verandah where we could all sit together and eat. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stunning colonial style house. The fantastic pool area gives this a more luxurious feel. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed great fresh local dishes (for example crab curry) and delightful hospitality provided by general manager Manilal and his team. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, nothing was too much trouble and we were really looked after. Its a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Best features include the amazing food-I'm Sri lankan and have visited many places but the food here beats most places-the chef is flexible, accommodates our needs and makes what you like or gives an option of three choices per meal-which all sound amazing so it's so difficult to pick. Excellent use of spices, authentic cuisine, variety is great. Next is... More 

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Ampara, Sri Lanka
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We only stayed for a night and wished we could have stayed for longer! Very comfortable rooms, stunning swimming pool, and to die for Sri Lankan food! The manager was very helpful in giving us recommendations on activities and what to experience in Mannar. Saw some new birds for me but can not wait to come back during migrants season... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This was our first visit to this beautiful place. The well kept place, so clean, and the neat sprawling garden.The food was simply awsome, the staff was so obliging, Mr Manilal was so courteous and attentive at all times and his staff are doing an excelent job.The only drawback is that there are no mirrors in the rooms. A bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Lovely setting for this 5 room boutique hotel, with its huge and splendid garden, pool and lake. All meals served on the veranda looking over the garden, full of splendid bird life. Rooms fine and fully air conditioned. We saw and felt no mozzies. Chef excellent, and manager and staff very attentive. Specialist curries prevalent. Naturalist on the payroll, and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We spent two days at Palmyrah House. What a lovely place and the food was out of this world!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Mannar. Mr Manilal, the manager was very hospitable and made sure our stay was a memorable one. Hope to make another trip there soon!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palmyrah House is the first of its kind on the island and offers travellers five very comfortable en suite and air conditioned guestrooms. The style is simple and welcoming and uses local resources and artisans where possible. Guests are encouraged to meet and join each other on the verandahs for meals where local specialties are the pride of the house. A separate Games pavilion is the perfect place for an evening game of pool, carom and family board games or to catch up with the latest sports results or DVD. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palmyrah House

Address: Thalaimannar Road | Karisal, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Mannar
Price Range: $115 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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